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Science and Technology Section (STS): About Our Committees

Whether you are a chair, committee member, or prospective member, this is your go-to resource for information about STS committees


Create a slate of candidates for the Executive Committee, composed of two candidates for each vacant office. Recruit the best possible nominees for section officers, representing the diversity of STS members.


The Nominating Committee has traditionally consisted of three members. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Past chair of the section with official term commencing when term as past-chair ends.


ACRL states that this committee is "an important key to not only selecting qualified candidates, but also for informing potential candidates of responsibilities of the office."
It is essential that the committee's chair meet all deadlines established by ACRL. Those deadlines are as follows:

Vice-chair appoints Nominating Committee. Current section past-chair serves as chair. September
Informational materials on nominations and elections sent by ACRL office to nominating committees. March
Names of the Nominating committee and call for nominations posted on the ACRL section of the ALA webpage. March
Names of members of nominating committees and call for nominations published in C&RL News April
Nominating Committee invites nominees to become candidates for office. April
Nominating committee meets to finalize a slate of candidates for office. Annual Conference
Section vice-chairs inform the ACRL office of the name of the nominating committee chairs. September
Nominating Committee chairs submit slates of candidates for spring ballot along with letter of consent to the ACRL office by September 15. September 15
Biographical information and statements of concern for ballots due at ACRL office by October 15. October 15
Ballot text sent to candidates for proofing. December
Names of candidates listed in C&RL News December
Names of petition candidates with completed biographical form and statement of concern are due in the ACRL office by January 15. January 15
Ballots posted to a website for online voting March
Candidates notified of election results. April